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Submission Guidelines

Victorian Literature and Culture seeks to publish cutting-edge scholarship of broad interest to the field, including work that challenges or interrogates the boundaries of the field itself. We are open to experiments in genre and form and welcome queries about the suitability of particular submissions.

  • All manuscripts should be double-spaced and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, with abbreviated footnote citations and a bibliography. (See sections 14.19 and following.)

  • Essay manuscripts should be between 7,000 and 12,000 words. (Word length for book reviews, Defamiliarizations, etc., should be worked out in advance with the editors.) All essay submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words.

  • For blind reading purposes, the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information should appear nowhere on the submission; they should be included only in the submission email.

  • To submit, please visit our online submission portal here.

Special Issues: The editors of VLC welcome proposals for special issues or clusters. Proposals that include contributor names and paper abstracts will be given preference, but proposals in earlier states of development may be considered. Please send all queries to victorianlitandculture@gmail.com.